“Just because you don’t want your hero to have a peaceful walk through the woods every time doesn’t mean every single time he enters them he should end up up a tree, that’s on fire, with wolves surrounding the base of it.
“For the less metaphorically minded, I’m saying give your characters a break every now and then. Raising the threat is not, contrary to what a lot of writing advice says right now, always the best thing to do. Doing so every single time your character is in danger is just as unrealistic as never putting him in danger.”
Read the rest of her post here.